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"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive."

Chief Seattle
Leader Of The Suquamish And Duwamish Native American Tribes

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

From the Desk of Dave Linzey...

Welcome Back To School

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”  -- Thomas Edison

Clayton Valley Charter High School is excited to begin another Back to School month celebrating Year 5.  Throughout our first years, we have observed an incredible transformation of our school and are fortunate for the teachers, coaches, counselors and parent volunteers who are an instrumental part of our special community. 

I hope each of our families enjoyed a relaxing and memorable summer break.  For many of our new and returning students, summer was an opportunity to participate in academic programs for remediation, support or enrichment.  Thomas Edison’s’ quote is one of my favorites because it clearly defines the difference between successful people and those who will struggle.  Opportunities abound at CVCHS!

College Preparedness and Summer Bridge to Success programs are designed to prepare all incoming freshmen with an opportunity to get ahead in Writing, Reading and Pre-Algebra or learn valuable time management and organizational skills.  The programs address remedial and accelerated work in order to serve both high and low performing students. 

Summer Geometry Acceleration is focused on students entering the 10th grade. Students were selected based on their high performance in Algebra 1.   Our goal is to provide fast-paced learners with the ability to complete the required course and potentially move on to either Algebra 2 or Trigonometry for the next school year. 

Summer Credit Recovery allows students to take classes online that they have failed or want to make-up due to an earned “D”.  Once completed, students take final exams on campus.  Approximately 250 students attempted one or two courses during the summer. 

CVCHS is the only regional public school which offers the support and encouragement for new and returning students eager to advance their academics during the summer.  CVCHS owes a special thanks to our professional teaching staff and the leadership of Jennifer Buschmann and Nikki Ryan who administer these important remediation, support and enrichment programs. 

As we prepare to embark on another academic year, I look forward to partnering with our parents to nurture the ongoing development of your child.  Whether you are new or a returning family, I welcome you as part of the Ugly Eagle family and hope you become involved in our outstanding school.

CVCHS sponsors numerous events and activities for our new and returning students.  Each is designed to build a connection among our students and to fulfill our school’s vision that every child lives in a world where they feel safe, loved and celebrated in a positive learning environment. 

CVCHS owes special thanks to Sarah Lovick, our Link Crew leaders and school counselors for their tireless efforts hosting amazing activities at Freshman Transition Week.  This group of dedicated staff and volunteers provide the support and encouragement for all of our new freshmen students to become a proud Ugly Eagle!

As Executive Director, I’m often asked by parents and students alike: Why does high school transition matter?

My response: Because freshmen are the largest at risk population in schools.  Consider these national statistics:

·         More students struggle in 9th grade than any other grade as transition to a larger high school can be challenging for some.

·         Most of the students who end up dropping out of high school fail at least 25% of their ninth grade courses, while 8% of high school graduates experienced the same difficulty.

·         Low attendance during the first 30 days of the 9th grade year is a strong indicator that a student will drop out.

Here at CVHCS, we offer a unique transition program providing a structure to connect upperclassmen to underclassmen.  It includes effective training and the necessary support to make the relationship meaningful and allow new students to focus on school, rather than wondering if they’re going to fit into their new academic environment.
To help freshmen succeed, we need to help them transition.  Link Crew’s main goal is to address the fundamental needs of every student in order to understand the social, extracurricular, and academic climate of CVCHS.  Over the four-day process, new students participate in a variety of academic and social orientation activities to promote student safety, a sense of wellness, better communication among peers, and more importantly, to encourage students to think about the path they will take during the next four years, and beyond.

It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve as the Executive Director of such an exemplary and regionally-acclaimed public charter high school.  So as we begin a new school year, CVCHS is ready to welcome our students and support their enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a new environment.

In Your Service,
David L. Linzey


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Welcome to Clayton Valley Charter High School! The vision is clear: We will prepare our students for college admissions equipped with 21st century skills. All students have a right to a world-class education and this is the mission of Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS). All of the faculty, staff and administration are dedicated to this challenge and we invite parents to join us as partners to make this vision a reality. The CVCHS administration, board of directors, teachers and staff are united with a clear vision to ensure that we provide our students with a rigorous and relevant education.

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and ADA

School funding comes directly from student's daily attendance.  When they attend school, even for a portion of the day, we receive full funding for that day.  When your student does not attend at all, we receive no funding at all.  Since 2007, California funding for public education (which includes charter schools) has been reduced significantly causing a tremendous strain on schools to offer educational programs.  We need each student here everyday, even if it is only for a part of the day (after doctor's and dentist appointments, etc.).  CVCHS can actually increase our state funding if every parent does their best to get their students to school everyday.  Thanks!

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News and Announcements


Please join us for Back-To-School Night on September 1st to learn what YOUR student(s) will be learning this school year! For all the details on times, please click the link above.


Catalyst’s SAT & ACT Bootcamp is confidence-boosting weekend seminar that teaches students strategies for every type of question they’re guaranteed to encounter. For all the information on dates and times, click the link above!


Are you interested in driving to school this year but didn't get a parking spot? This year CVCHS is working with the City of Concord to provide overflow parking at Boatwright Fields! For all the information on where to go, how to register, etc. please click the link above. Happy parking!


Are you curious about the new literacy program at CVCHS? Achieve3000® believes that every student — mainstream, English language learners, special needs and gifted alike — can reach higher. That all students have the ability to improve their reading and writing. And that with this ability, they have the means to master the curriculum...to meet the standards set by Common Core...to be prepared for college and career.


Attention Families! The Clayton Valley Charter High School Web Store has been updated with a new look! This update will allow you to browse the store relying on images rather than text. Also, the Web Store now accepts electronic check payments, or eCheck! This new feature enables you to complete transactions with your checking or savings account. For all the information please click above.


Aceable, a teen drivers ed company, has released their ranking of the best high school mascots in California. From a long list of 4,495 institutions, mascots were ranked by originality, creativity and historical significance. Did your school make the cut, they asked?

Well, yes, as a matter of fact, we did. And we're number one! When it comes to academics, athletics, music, the arts, or even mascots, CVCHS stands out as a great school. We're Ugly and proud of it!

For all the details, click the link above. Go Uglies!

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School Events Calendar Academic Calendar '16-'17
Facility Usage Calendar
Governance & Committees
Fundraising Calendar
Frosh Football @ Mt. House

Date: 8/25/2016, 6 PM
Location: Mt. House High
Varsity Football First Game vs Reed High School (Reno)

Date: 8/26/2016, 7 PM 10 PM
Location: CVCHS
Girls Varsity Water Polo Scrimmage Day @ Acalanes

Date: 8/27/2016
Location: Acalanes
Varsity Boys Water Polo @ Northgate Scrimmage

Date: 8/27/2016
Location: Northgate
Freshman Girls Volleyball vs Berkley

Date: 8/30/2016, 4 PM
Location: CVCHS
JV Girls Volleyball vs Berkley

Date: 8/30/2016, 5 PM
Location: CVCHS
Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Berkeley

Date: 8/30/2016, 6 PM
Location: CVCHS
JV & Varsity Boys Water Polo @ Deer Valley

Date: 8/31/2016
Location: Deer Valley
PSA Picnic @ the Park

Date: 8/31/2016, 8 AM 12:30 PM
Location: Newhall Park
Back to School Night

Date: 9/1/2016
Location: CVCHS

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